Modern Slavery Act

The UK’s Modern Slavery Act came into force in 2015. On this page, HSBC explains how it applies policies and procedures under the provisions of this Act.

This statement is issued by HSBC Holdings plc under the provisions of the Modern Slavery Act 2015.

We report on the steps HSBC takes to ensure that Modern Slavery does not take place in its own operations or supply chain, or through its lending or project financing. We also look at some of the ways in which HSBC works with the wider financial community and law enforcement agencies to act against Modern Slavery.

Our 2020 statement is our fifth report under the Act. We are committed to improvement, and remain open to and welcome constructive feedback from our stakeholders.

Reports

Fighting financial crime

Find out more about the steps we are taking to protect the financial system.

HSBC news

We’re taking action on ESG

A new climate ambition and extra support for customers and colleagues are some of HSBC’s latest environmental, social and governance (ESG) highlights.

HSBC helps UK raise funds to fight climate change

We are advising the UK government on its first ever sovereign green bond.

Cutting carbon for companies

HSBC has led a financing deal that will pay for sectors including construction and utilities to reduce their emissions in China and beyond.